IREN recognizes the importance of African people to effectively participate in international debate and break the silences that have characterized Africa’s development history. The media in Africa ought also to understand the causation factors behind news and effectively inform, educate and involve Africans in wealth creation. IREN hosts various annual events to achieve these and also partners with other organizations to host targeted events.
Since 2003, the Inter Region Economic Network has trained over 500 journalists who cover business, development and governance issues from various independent media houses in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Zimbabwe Zambia and South Sudan.The objective of this annual training is to expose journalists to in-depth issues that affect events in the world and to principles of wealth creation.
2014 Africa Rising:Myth or Reality?
2013 Indian Ocean Rim:Gateway to Eastern Africa’s Prosperity
2012 Harnessing Digital Revolution to Benefit Africa
2011 Is Eastern Africa ready for China,India and Europe?
2010 The Billionth African
2009 Africa Resources Conflict: Whose interest does the press serve?
2008 The Role of the Media in Positioning Africa in the 21st Century
2007 Turning African People into a Resource Report
2006 Conquering poverty through business in Eastern Africa
2005 Property Rights in the African Context
2004 Business and International Trade
2003 World Trade Organization
The Africa Resource Bank (ARB) is a network of organizations and individuals with an objective of promoting concepts that will enhance economic freedom and wealth creation in Africa. Launched in 2003, the annual event has brought together over 5000 delegates from across the globe to deliberate on how to cause prosperity in Africa.
2014 African’s Productivity in the 21st Century:Who Owns Africa?
2013 Africa Rising:Myth or Reality?
2012 The Indian Ocean Rim as a New Frontier:How prepared is Africa?
2011 Digital Revolution:Opportunity or Threat to Africa?
2010 Africa vs Developed and Emerging Economies:How to make Africa win
2009 Probing Governance and Prosperity in Africa
2008 Commercializing Africa’s Resources to Promote Prosperity
2007 Positioning Africa in the 21st Century
2006 Turning African People into a Resource
2005 Conquering Poverty in Africa through Business
2004 Property Rights in the African Context
2003 Building Africa through Trade
For last four years Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) has hosted over 300 delegates from across Africa for the annual IREN Eastern Africa Thought Leaders Forum. The trainings are aimed at promoting think tank culture in Africa as part of the strategy to involve Africans in getting solutions to the problems affecting the continent.
2014 Africa’s Core Interests:How to make Africans’ Dreams Valid
2013 African Indigenous Games of Strategy
2012 Leadership,Environment and Food Security in Africa
2011 Crafting East Africa’s Future
The 5th IREN Eastern Africa Thought leaders Forum is set for August 12-15, 2015 under the theme“Africa’s Elusive Asset: The Mind as the Ultimate Capital.”
The Pan African Workshop on Service Delivery to Small Holder Farmers
IREN partnered with the Syngenta Foundation to host the first the workshop for small holder farmers with the objectives of reviewing Africa’s agriculture environment in terms of service delivery to small holder farmers and also to discuss commercialization of agricultural ideas as a strategy to move Africa away from dependency.